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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:32 am 
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Ha, ha, I turn the head too - I hold the body & twist the head to the position that I want it in. :D

Then I put it to my lips...... :P :lol: :thumbsup:

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:19 am 
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This way it is also possible to "sharpen" up the note by twisting the whole flute slightly away from you if needed while playing. Baroque flute players do stuff like that all the time as there are a lot of notes that need to be corrected as they are either too sharp or too flat on a baroque flute.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:19 am 
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There is a "we," as every flute player, on a simple system flute, blows into the embouchure hole. Different players blow into it at different angles. The rest of the flute, whether it winds up with the holes in line with the embouchure hole or forward or behind the embouchure hole, has nothing to do with tone production. It is adjusted for physical comfort.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:30 pm 
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Ah, I think we just had a misunderstanding then. I see the point. Very true.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:07 am 
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Stuporman wrote:
There is no turning in or turning out the head joint; we play the head joint. We then turn the rest of the flute in or out to make playing comfortable on our hands, arms and bodies.

Well said. I like this way of putting it.

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